Do not tolerate being vilified. Distance yourself from those who seek to take underhanded jabs at you while maintaining their innocence. Such behavior barks of immaturity and a complete disregard for the feelings of others.
It’s your road, and yours alone -- Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you. Good days give you happiness, bad days give you experience, and the worst days give you the best lessons. This links to Ways to Live, and Not Merely Exist"